Apologies for the near-week of silence. I actually had a killer idea for an entry on Friday that got pushed aside for time concerns, so it’s going to be up this Friday instead. Basically, I’m absent because I’m trying to make Room 3 the best book it can be, so at least there is (in my opinion) a good reason for my silence. I’m currently incorporating all of the beta comments while also making my own edits. Some of the beta comments had huge ripple effects, such as people not quite getting where the protagonist was supposed to be from, and that caused some confusion on some of her other statements.
Wait, let me back up. The protagonist, Kelli, says she’s from East Texas, ended up in Boston as a child, and then moved back to East Texas. After the events of the book she ends up in West Texas. Could I give you a good reason for all this moving around? Well, no, not really, aside from that just being the sort of thing that happens. So, to simplify, I just made her a child of Boston. Easy fix, right? Not so much. Ripples have gone through much of the work since that update, and I have to read pretty much every line to be sure it scans in her new accent, not to mention some changed slang.
Which is all well and good. I think in the end it will make for a stronger story, but it’s requiring a lot of attention to detail, which is taking away time for things like reading and writing blog entries.
In the meantime, however, I have blog entries planned for Wednesday and Friday, so expect more of me later in the week! Hope all is well.